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Masada

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by smonkbmw, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. smonkbmw

    smonkbmw Vancouver WA Member

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    opinions on this rifle? just got done watching Future Weapons where he covered this rifle. I kinda like it. I kinda dont. i wasnt aware that it can be "re built" into pretty much whatever caliber you want to shoot. So SweetBeard can get his AK rounds off in it, then i can pick it up, swap internals and fire .223 in under a couple minutes. but i just cant get over the "plasticness" (if thats even a word) of the rifle. it just seems so cheap to me.

    i unfortunately sold my AR yesterday :( . and will be looking for something to replace it. im not sure whats going to be available when i do start looking again. im hoping the hk416 (or whatever the call the civilian model) will be available by then. if not i may look into the Barrett 6.8. the masada was a idea, but i doubt it will ever be available for public sale now that ive seen how easy it is to take apart and convert it. anyways discuss.
     
  2. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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  3. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    A member of ARFCOM dropped one at the Shot Show last year and it shattered.

    The other 3 at the show were also broken.

    You may want to set your sights on the FN SCAR
     
  4. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    all guns should be walnut and steel
     
  5. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    It's basically a modernized and modular AR-180. Overall I like the idea. But, there are some issues with it.

    1) The charging handle rattles...a lot. It just sits there and flops all around.
    2) The charging handle sits right next to the upper picatinny rail, and waits for you to scrape your knuckle.
    3) The ambi safety, when in FIRE, digs into your hand.
    4) The ambi bolt release is like a FAL. This means it's located on the front of the trigger guard and you must push it down to release the bolt. If you have strong fingers you can do it one handed. Otherwise, it's tough to do. I prefer push buttons.
    5) The upper is serialized. This means for NFA barrels, you need to swap them out from the upper, rather than just slapping a whole new upper on with zero'd optics, etc.

    That said...it's neat. I prefer the SCAR. It seemed like a much more "serious" weapon.
     
  6. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Ya, what he said.

    You need to come pick up your SCAR, It's taking up room in my safe.
     
  7. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Heh. It's shoots 6mm non-lethal? :laugh:
     
  8. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    Unless it's really small, or a bullpup - I'd rather have it chambered in 7.62x51 NATO, or perhaps 6.8 SPC.
     
  9. coyote223

    coyote223 NW Oregon Stamp Collector,,,

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    Not that I'd want one. But they better quit screwing around and release it, before Obama bans it.
     
  10. friskydingo

    friskydingo Oregon, NorCal, and Panama. Yes. All three New Member

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    isn't the SCAR (that isn't even released yet) going to start at $2,600?
     
  11. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    $1,600
     
  12. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    Pass
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  13. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    The one at Shot Show was made with prototyping plastic. The ACR/masada that they will be selling will be made of the same polymer you see in other excellent magpul products like pmags. You can run those over with a tank and they won't even get dirty.
     
  14. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Uh huh. :confused:
     
  15. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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  16. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    That is the story they told AFTER it broke.